Greyhound

  • by Steffan Piper
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sebastien Ranes’s single mom and her feckless boyfriend can’t be bothered to take care of a stuttering 12-year-old. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the Greyhound station in Stockton, California. Given $35 and a one-way ticket to Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sebastien must cross the country - alone, without a clue how to fend for himself.
Filled with youthful anger and naïveté, Sebastien heads out into the "Morning in America" of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s, encountering temperamental bus drivers, charming, shifty, and downright dangerous strangers, the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates, and an ex-con named Marcus, who takes the boy under his wing. In an unforgettable trek that evokes Oliver Twist and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the unlikely pair lurch from one misadventure to another, tumbling toward an elusive understanding of where and how, in a troubling world, to look for light.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A wonderful story which works very well as audio

Would you listen to Greyhound again? Why?

Probably not - it is a great story but there are too many books around to repeat read/listen.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Greyhound?

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Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favourite?

Marcus - I wish he was someone I could chat with often, perhaps over dinner... a wise and fun person to know.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A delightful journey into friendship, wisdom, life.


Any additional comments?

Read the Amazon reviews as they sum this book up well. I wanted to add that it makes a great audio book, especially if being used as I do - accompanying my daily walks. I skipped a few weeks whilst on holiday and it was like a friend to return to, with no issue about remembering where the storyline had reached.

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- Jacky Pratt

Loved it

Narration brilliant!
Story just perfect!
Had me hooked from the start!
Listened to the last 6 hours in one evening!
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- MrsTeece

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio